Philippa has been involved in developing new plays since she graduated from VUW and Toi Whakaari in the late 70s. She has had a long association with the New Zealand Festival and collaborations with Theatre at Large. She has also dramaturged chamber operas and two of contemporary percussion group Strike’s shows including Between Zero & One composed by John Psathas. Philippa’s work with ATC began as dramaturg for Colin McColl’s premiere production of The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. More recently it has involved the debut productions of plays by Stephen Sinclair, Arthur Meek, Emily Perkins, Eli Kent, Grace Taylor, Briar Grace-Smith, Luke Di Somma and Greg Cooper, as well as the championing of new work through the Next Stage workshop programme. One of the country’s most established film producers, she is currently completing Season 2 of Jane Campion’s acclaimed international television series Top of the Lake.